Distracted Driving Car accident injuries

Distracted Driving Car Accident Injuries Lawyer – Sarasota, FL

Did you know that distracted driving as a whole has caused over one million accidents each year? Cell phone usage—texting, in particular—is usually blamed for many distracted driving accidents. However, anything that detracts from a driver’s vision, ability to react or concentrate, or takes a driver’s hands away from the wheel can also be a distraction. Even passengers can distract drivers from being able to concentrate on the road.

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Top Causes of distracted driving Include:

Common causes of disctracted driving car accidents in Sarasota:
  • Adjusting the radio or A/C knobs
  • Adjusting mirrors, seatbelts, and other controls in the vehicle
  • Reaching over for an item, such as under the passenger’s seat or in the glove compartment
  • Eating or drinking
  • Texting, using a GPS, or another electronic device
  • Watching sights, events, or objects on the road

All drivers should know that it is their duty to drive responsibility and to prevent an accident. When they choose to divide their attention between cell phones and other objects, they can be deemed negligent and held responsible for causing any accidents.

Texting and Driving Laws in Florida

Texting and driving is still legal in Florida. However, it is considered a “limited ban,” and there are no laws regulating cell phone usage.

According to FL Statute 316.305: “A person may not operate a motor vehicle while manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters into a wireless communications device or while sending or reading data in such a device for the purpose of nonvoice interpersonal communication, including, but not limited to, communication methods known as texting, e-mailing, and instant messaging.” If texting or distracted driving caused your accident, it is vital that you seek consult with an experienced Sarasota car accident attorney right away. You are entitled to know what your legal rights are for pursuing justice and compensation against anyone whose reckless actions caused your injury.

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